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FanPass Boss Hits the Ground Running

3rd February 2015

FanPass Boss Hits the Ground Running

Former Fatso boss Cuan Gray has been appointed general manager of SKY’s newest sports product, FanPass.

The streaming pass gives fans access to their favourite sports online for a fixed fee, with rugby the first code to kick off on Friday, February 13.

Gray has been the head of SKY’s online DVD rental service Fatso for the past 18 months and was business manager for the four years before that. He was also one of Fatso’s original shareholders.

Prior to joining Fatso, Gray consulted to a range of online start-up businesses, including BuildersCrack.co.nz, the popular website that connects tradespeople and homeowners.

SKY CEO John Fellet says Gray has huge experience in helping online businesses grow and those skills, combined with his passion for sport, made him the ideal candidate to head FanPass.

“Cuan will be working with overseas agencies and SKY’s internal sports and technical teams to bring fans the content they want to see online.”

Gray, who takes up his appointment on Monday, 2 February, says he is excited about the potential to build and grow FanPass and has definitely hit the ground running.

“I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of finding something someone wants and then finding ways to service that want. FanPass is fast and furious out of the gates, with rugby lined up first, to be quickly followed by the NRL and Formula One.”

ABOUT SKY
SKY is the leading pay TV service for Kiwis. If you love sports, music, movies, on-demand content and all-round great telly, then you'll love SKY. With more than 115 channels your journey into an incredible world of content starts here. Come with us.

We entertain Kiwis.
We entertain around two million Kiwis, with a little under half of all homes on board this exciting journey of entertainment, discovery and staying in touch with the world. We've been around since 1990 and as a Top 10 company on the New Zealand Stock Exchange; about 35% of our shares are Kiwi-owned. We're also behind Fatso, the nation's leading online DVD rental service, IGLOO and Prime, our free-to air-channel.

Couch. Pause. Engage. Rewind.
MY SKY is our high definition (HD) decoder and PVR that means you'll never miss a moment of your favourite games, flicks or series. We offer 15 outstanding HD channels (SKY Sport 1, 2, 3 and 4, ESPN, ESPN 2, SoHo, SKY Movies Premiere, Extra, Greats, Classics, Action and, TV3 HD, TVONE HD and TV2 HD).And HD Pop-Up channels from time to time.

The SKY's the limit.
If you love entertainment, we want for you to able to enjoy it no matter where you are. SKY GO allows you to enjoy 15 live streamed channels and watch catch-up telly from more than 30 channels. You can also rent blockbuster movies and TV series with the push of a button.

Prime time.
We also have our own free-to-air channel, Prime. Prime offers a viewing experience that's unique in New Zealand. From local goodies to free-to-air sport and gripping drama, Prime is a popular choice for Kiwis looking for their daily fix of entertaining telly.

Looking after fellow Kiwis.
We're proud to support SKY NEXT, the Starship Foundation, Special Children's Christmas Parties and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust who we've pledged $1 million dollars to over five years.

For more information, check out our websites www.sky.co.nz | www.skysport.co.nz | www.skygo.co.nz | www.primetv.co.nz

ENDS

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